Comedian plans to catch up on shut-eye after exiting the late-night show
Years of staying up late on Saturday nights to make the nation laugh have apparently left Bill Hader a little sleep-deprived.
Hader, who announced earlier this week that he's leaving "Saturday Night Live" after eight seasons when the show wraps its current season, revealed his plans for the future in an interview with GQ. From the sound of things, he's scheduled some nap time for himself.
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"Sleep," Hader said when asked about his post-"SNL" plans. "Spending time with my family. A new set of concerns. Heading back to L.A. I met my wife in California and lived out there before this. We have good friends out there."
Unfortunately, when Hader rises from his slumber, fans shouldn't expect him to take on a big-screen version of one of his most beloved characters, Weekend Update city correspondent Stefon.
"There’s no emotional through line," Hader said of the possibility of bringing Stefon to a theater near you. "Sometimes people say to me, 'I want a Stefon movie' and I’m like, you think you want a Stefon movie but then you’ll see the poster for it and think: 'Wait, I don’t want this.'"
Hader also took time to reflect on his soon-to-be-ex colleague Seth Meyers, who'll assume hosting duties on NBC's "Late Night" from Jimmy Fallon next year, after Fallon moves over to "The Tonight Show" to take over for Jay Leno.
"When I heard the news I started clapping – you know, just by myself, clapping," Hader said. "It’s amazing. He is the perfect fit. I’ve watched as 'SNL' hosts come into our office and we pitch them ideas and Seth is always at ease with them. He’s naturally and genuinely curious about people. And he really is such a funny writer. I’ve learned more from him about sketch comedy than probably anybody."
Hader wraps up his "SNL" run this Saturday on the series' season finale, with Ben Affleck hosting and Kanye West serving as musical guest.